Favourites and 'villains' to clash on Bachelor in Paradise

It will come as no surprise that everyone's favourite former The Bachelor "villain" Keira Maguire has been named as a star on Ten's upcoming The Bachelor spin-off, The Bachelor in Paradise, since she has been getting herself television-ready for weeks with regular trips to Salim Mehajer's estranged wife, beauty therapist Aysha Learmonth, for a non-surgical "Brazilian butt lift".

The daughter of the late cult leader and convicted paedophile Alistah Laishkochav (who fathered 64 children in total) is a Ten reality star favourite, having also appeared on the Network's I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! earlier this year.

Ten also announced Laurina Fleure (who uttered those three unforgettable words to Blake Garvey - "dirty street pie"), Apollo Jackson (the lovable magician on Sophie Monk's season), Davey Lloyd (the guy with "Your Name???" tattooed on the left side of his buttocks who appeared alongside Sam Frost), Tara Pavlovic (daughter of former Perfect Match co-host Debbie Newsome who appeared on Matty J's season), and Michael Turnbull (the fake Socceroo with an even faker Rolex who also competed for Frost), as cast members.

They were tight-lipped on the 14 remaining names.

Those who have been speculated to also jet to the Mango Bay Retreat in Fiji in a bid at a second chance at love include Jarrod Woodgate, Elora Murger, Florence Alexandra, Luke McLeod and Simone Ormesher.

Others say Leah Costa too, although she did prove to be handful for Ten when they tried to stop her from talking to media after she was booted off the show by Johnson when he confronted her about her stripper past. She did the interviews anyway.

If Costa does make the cut, the Network and Warner Bros. will have a job on their hands to keep the peace between her and Maguire, with the two previously entering into a public war of words, and Costa telling Fairfax Media that she would like to "kick her a**".

Murger and Costa also battled each other on the show.

Jackson, who appeared at Ten's Upfronts 2018 this week, said he will be looking for a match who is "kind" and "down-to-earth".

When it comes to who he would prefer between Maguire and Pavlovic, he said he would "wait and see".

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